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A.P. Moller-Maersk - 10F

EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

What’s in it for Denmark? - Workshop and Lunch Fee: Members JPY2000 / Non member JPY3000 - Deadline: Friday May 24, 2019, 12:00

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EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement
EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

Time & Location

2019年5月28日 9:00 – 14:00

A.P. Moller-Maersk - 10F, Japan, 〒107-0052 Tōkyō-to, Minato City, Akasaka, 2-chōme−17−7 赤坂溜池タワーレジデンス


About The Event

On February 1, 2019 the EU Japan Economic Partnership Agreement went into force! The Royal Danish Embassy in Tokyo and the Danish Chamber of Commerce in Japan (DCCJ) have arranged to fly in two specialists from the Danish Foreign Ministry to do a workshop on this important free trade agreement, followed by a buffet lunch.

To provide an overview for Danish companies, Søren Rinder and Humera Arshad, will share their insights on the benefits of the trade agreement for Danish companies exporting to and importing from Japan.

You are also welcome to book a One-on-One meeting with Søren and Humera before or after the workshop on May 27 or May 28. This will be an opportunity to focus on issues specific for your company. Please write to for a meeting.

Why you should take part!

To get an overview of the most important business-critical elements in the agreement. Under which conditions the EPA may boost Danish exports to and investments in Japan.

Learn about concrete examples of customs savings, what paper work you need to do, new rules and benefits.

Understand how to engage with the Danish Trade Council and the powerful EU system to change or remove public regulations in export markets that make up a barrier for your business.

Get the opportunity to engage with trade policy experts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, and with Danish embassy Trade Council staff experienced in servicing Danish companies active on the Japanese market.


Workshop & Lunch:

Date & Time: Tuesday, 28 May, 9:00-14:00 (door open 8:30)

Venue: A.P. Moller-Maersk

Akasaka Tameike Tower 10F 2-17-7 Akasaka Minato-ku

Fee: JPY2000 DCCJ members / JPY3000 Non DCCJ members

Lunch venue: To be confirmed. Near A.P. Moller- Maersk

Registration by: 21 May through DCCJ homepage:

Max capacity: 50 people (To accommodate as many companies as possible, we limit to 3 people per company )

Language: English

One- on- One meetings:

Date: Monday, 27 May, 9:00-16:30 
(closed 12:00-13:00, last meeting slot 16:30)

Date: Tuesday, 28 May, 14:30-16:30
 (Last meeting slot 16:30)

Deadline for making appointment: 20 May (Monday)

Please write to

Time per slot: Approx. 30-45 min.

Language: English


8:30: Registration opens

9:00: Welcome

9:40: Briefing:

EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement: What's in it for Danish companies?

Using Japan's free trade agreements with other countries

Using the Danish Trade Council and the EU system to handle market barriers in Japan

10:45: Coffee/tea break

Participants can choose one of the following two sessions:

11:00: Workshop for food & agriculture exporters: How to take advantage of the EU-Japan EPA?

11:00: Workshop for pharma & medical equipment exporters: How to take advantage of the EU-Japan EPA?

12:30: Buffet lunch & networking (At a nearby venue)

14:00: End

Søren Rinder

Senior Specialist

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

Trade Policy Department


Humera Arshad

Business Consultant

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Trade Policy Department


Both Søren and Humera have several years of experience giving concrete guidance to Danish companies. Their guidance focuses on how Danish companies benefit from the trade agreements that the EU has concluded with almost 70 markets outside the Union.

Find more info about their services in relation to free trade agreements here. In relation to customs and trade barriers here.

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